Drops of Ink

Photo courtesy of Mayor Weppler. After serving three terms as Libertyville’s mayor, Terry Weppler will be retiring this year. He said he accomplished many goals, such as making the town more business proactive and creating new fiscal policies to increase the town’s budget.

Mayor Weppler, retiring soon, looks back on his time in office

Anika Raina, News Editor February 25, 2021

Mayor Terry Weppler will be retiring this year after serving the Village of Libertyville for more than 12 years, saying he believes that it is time for somebody else to step into the mayor’s office.  “You...

First-Ever Wildcat Summit to be Held on Feb. 24

First-Ever Wildcat Summit to be Held on Feb. 24

Jack Birmingham, Staff Member February 23, 2021

The Wildcat Summit, an event designed to benefit the school community, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Focusing on concepts such as physical, mental, and social health, welfare and well-being, the...

Lake County Sheriff's Office Releases New Mobile App

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Releases New Mobile App

Jack Birmingham, Staff Member February 12, 2021

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, led by Sheriff John D. Idleburg, has released a new mobile app, which contains a host of features, each one designed to help the residents of Lake County be more knowledgeable...

D128 to spend close to $1 million -- or more -- on hybrid learning

D128 to spend close to $1 million — or more — on hybrid learning

Andrew Benoit, Opinion Editor February 11, 2021

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, D128 schools moved from their extended eSchool schedule and began the current hybrid model, which allows students to participate in classes inside both buildings, Libertyville and...

Seeing Covid-19 from a New Perspective

Dino Bougiotopoulos, Staff Member February 10, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has had a drastic impact on the lives of people across the world throughout the past year and has changed the perspective of many individuals with the experiences that they have...

The boys swim team starts practice by hanging their masks on strings before getting in the pool, in order to follow guidelines set by the IHSA.

LHS winter sports resume after two-month pause

Andrew Brooks, Staff Member February 2, 2021

On Nov. 16 -- nearly three months ago -- tryouts began for six winter sports at LHS. These sports -- boys swimming and diving, cheer, boys and girls bowling, dance and girls gymnastics -- completed their...

Students and staff line up, socially distanced in the Main Gym testing site, to scan their Navica app with Passport Health staff before conducting their tests.

COVID-19 testing now available for students and staff

Pavan Acharya, Online Editor February 1, 2021

This semester, students and staff participating in hybrid instruction at LHS and VHHS have the opportunity to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through Abbott Laboratories’ new diagnostic test,...

People are increasingly shifting from watching live entertainment and cable to on-demand streaming options.

The Entertainment of the Future: Streaming Services

Andrew Brooks, Staff Member January 31, 2021

The entertainment industry isn’t static; it changes with the times based on new technology and social circumstances. Before the 20th century, the entertainment industry consisted solely of live performances,...

Return to LHS: An Inside Look at Hybrid Learning

Lily Hieronymus, Social Media Editor January 30, 2021

On Jan. 19, LHS students entered a hybrid learning format. Students who chose to participate in person were split into two groups to minimize risk. In order to safely conduct in-person instruction,...

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